EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHOSIS: A MAP OF LATIN AMERICA CLINICAL AND RESEARCH INITIATIVES

 
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Presentation First Author: 
Rodrigo Bressan
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Objective: The presentation aims to review Latin America's Early Intervention Services (EIS) in psychosis, and to shed light onto their challenges and particularities. Method: An Internet-based search comprising medical societies websites, published articles, and major universities websites was conducted and the results were critically discussed. Results: Latin American countries are profoundly deficient in specialized EIS. Our research found 7 target services, among which 4 are based in urban areas of Brazil, inside tertiary hospitals or universities. Among the initiatives advanced by these centers, there are partnerships with the public educational system and other community-based efforts toward knowledge transfer. On the other hand, several challenges remain to be accomplished, especially in relation to their broadening and expansion, which is necessary to match the existing demand.

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Presentation Date: 
January, 2015
Additional Authors: 
Elisa Brietzke - Ary Neto - Álvaro Dias - Rodrigo Mansur
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